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around the country about the abuse of these. one station in baltimore found a lady with three cell phones in her purse. collected 30 phones in total from the program. the video we were watching on youtube, the woman is bragging about obama phone. that is not completely fair. this is program that has been in existence for a long time. you know, between 2009 and 2008, they were already giving out phones that were not land line based. although the cost has gone up dramatically. >> right. melissa: if you look at the program was about a billion dollars in 2009. by 2011, it had expanded to $1.6 billion. so obviously more than 50% growth there in two years. why are we seeing this kind of expansion? and what would you change about this exactly? >> well, what my bill, what my bill does basically takes it back to a land line program. it gets rid of the cell phone component completely. why are we seeing this? we're seeing it partially because there are a lot more people who are, who qualify by getting disability, or other sorts of government benefits. but we're also seeing it because there's been a
. the officials returned to the field for the game between the baltimore ravens and cleveland browns and were greeted by a standing ovation from the fans. those are news headlines in the fox business network. get you back to tracy and ashley. tracy: arthel neville. thank you very much. ashley: underfunded pensions, rising health care cost, oh, yeah, the fiscal cliff, just some challenges states are grappling with right now. joining us for a look at the fiscal health of the states is david atkins, ceo of the council of state governments. david, thanks for joining us. my question to you is, do you get the sense there is some complacency out there about this fiscal cliff? oh, they will get it done in the end and states are not really taking the necessary preparations? >> that's right, ashley. certainly from the states perspective we get the feeling the federal government is involved in one of those nightmares many had in college and wake up on the day of the test and been enrolled in a course and never even attended it. there is sense of foreboding and great sense of complacency at the federal g
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